Professors say dynamic risk analyses should be used in the daily operation of oil rigs to avoid future accidents

burning oil rigPhoto (Norwegian Armed Forces/NTB Scanpix): Ships are trying to extinguish the fire on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Mexican Gulf. (31 October 2014)

Professors say dynamic risk analyses should be used in the daily operation of oil rigs to avoid future accidents

burning oil rigPhoto (Norwegian Armed Forces/NTB Scanpix): Ships are trying to extinguish the fire on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Mexican Gulf. (31 October 2014)

Professor Ingrid B. Utne, Ingrid Schjølberg and professors Jan Erik Vinnem and Stein Haugen wrote an article about how dynamic risk analyses are essential to avoid future accidents on oil rigs.

Read the article in the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (in Norwegian).

PhD candidates find rare British bomber in the Trondheim fjord

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Prof. Martin Ludvigsen from the Department of Marine Technology led a team of 6 students, among them AMOS PhD candidates Mauro Candeloro, Øyvind Ødegård and Stein M. Nornes, on a field trip in the Trondheim fjord where they found a rare British bomber from World War 2.

Find videos and articles about their experience below (one of them in English).

 

 

 

Picture (NTNU): PhD candidates in marine technology at NTNU found a British bomber from World War 2. (24 October 2014)

PhD candidates find rare British bomber in the Trondheim fjord

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Prof. Martin Ludvigsen from the Department of Marine Technology led a team of 6 students, among them AMOS PhD candidates Mauro Candeloro, Øyvind Ødegård and Stein M. Nornes, on a field trip in the Trondheim fjord where they found a rare British bomber from World War 2.

Find videos and articles about their experience below (one of them in English).

 

 

 

Picture (NTNU): PhD candidates in marine technology at NTNU found a British bomber from World War 2. (24 October 2014)

Marine technology students win at "Your Extreme Awards" by Kongsberg Group

illustrasjonsbildePhoto (Kongsberg Group): Kun Xu (middle) and his team winning the "Your Extreme Awards"-student choice award by Kongsberg Group at Scandic Lerkendal. (23 October 2014)

Marine technology students win at "Your Extreme Awards" by Kongsberg Group

illustrasjonsbildePhoto (Kongsberg Group): Kun Xu (middle) and his team winning the "Your Extreme Awards"-student choice award by Kongsberg Group at Scandic Lerkendal. (23 October 2014)

Two Master students from the Department of Marine Technology won with their teams at the "Your Extreme Awards" by Kongsberg Group on 23 October 2014 at Scandic Lerkendal.

They won out of 83 proposals.

The students were given the topic "extreme weather" which depicted a scenario where Trondheim has suffered from extreme weather in 2050.

Knut Gulsvik with his team "Gislefoss Klimax" won the main award of the "Your Extreme Awards". Teknisk Ukeblad reported (in Norwegian).

Kun Xu and his fellow students were awarded the student choice award. Read their proposal entitled "Nyheim - the offshore floating shelter".

Kun Xu's is being supervised by Prof. Torgeir Moan and researchers Zhen Gao and Constantine Michailides, all from the Department of Marine Technology. His pre-project thesis is entitled "Mooring System for Semi-submersible Floating Wind Turbine in Shallow Waters".

Ung idémyldring om havbruk

illustrasjonsbildeFoto (iLaks): Doktorgradsstipendiater, studenter og elever fra videregående skoler i Sør-Trøndelag, Sverige og Danmark kommer i dialog med havbruksnæringa og utstyrsleverandører på Brohodekonferansen på Frøya. (22. oktober 2014)

Ung idémyldring om havbruk

illustrasjonsbildeFoto (iLaks): Doktorgradsstipendiater, studenter og elever fra videregående skoler i Sør-Trøndelag, Sverige og Danmark kommer i dialog med havbruksnæringa og utstyrsleverandører på Brohodekonferansen på Frøya. (22. oktober 2014)

Prosjektleder Alexandra Neyts ble intervjuet i forbindelse med Brohodekonferansen på Frøya 22. oktober 2014, hvor doktorgradsstipendiater, studenter, elever fra videregående skoler i Sør-Trøndelag, Sverige og Danmark og næringsliv innen fiskeri og havbruk møttes.

Les artikkelen på iLaks.

Les artikkelen i Hitra-Frøya.

Prof. Torgeir Moan named honorary professor at Aalto University in Finland

Prof. Torgeir Moan has been awarded honorary professorship at Aalto University in Finland. NTNU's research magazine Gemini reports as well as Universitetsavisa (both in Norwegian). ...

Prof. Torgeir Moan named honorary professor at Aalto University in Finland

illustrasjonsbildeProf. Torgeir Moan has been awarded honorary professorship at Aalto University in Finland.

NTNU's research magazine Gemini reports as well as Universitetsavisa (both in Norwegian).

In addition, the ceremonial conferment was live-streamed on Aalto University's website on 10 October 2014.

Photo (Tuomas Sauliala, Aalto University): Prof. Torgeir Moan received the diploma and hat from Aalto University for his honorary professorship. (10 October 2014)


Norway's State Secretary from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs visits the Marine Technology Centre

Norway's State Secretary from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Morten Høglund, visited AMOS and the laboratories of the Marine Technology Centre on 16 September 2014.

Norway's State Secretary from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs visits the Marine Technology Centre

Norway's State Secretary from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Morten Høglund, visited AMOS and the laboratories of the Marine Technology Centre on 16 September 2014.

This visit was part of a one-day visit of NTNU at Gløshaugen and Tyholt.

Representatives from NTNU, AMOS, Marintek and the Department of Marine Technology (NTNU) took part.

The Department of Marine Technology and Marintek organize MTEC 2014 in Trondheim

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The Department of Marine Technology and Marintek organize MTEC 2014 in Trondheim

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Staff from the Department of Marine Technology and Marintek are organizing the MTEC 2014-conference in Trondheim which will take place 27-29 October 2014. Co-organizers are MPA, NUS, NTU, SMA and NP in Singapore.

Go to the conference webpage.

Skipsmodelltanken er blitt 75 år!

illustrasjonsbildeFoto (Marintek): Skipsmodelltanken er blitt 75 år! Alle ansatte på marinteknisk senter feirer sammen med en felles lunsj. (1. september 2014)

Skipsmodelltanken er blitt 75 år!

illustrasjonsbildeFoto (Marintek): Skipsmodelltanken er blitt 75 år! Alle ansatte på marinteknisk senter feirer sammen med en felles lunsj. (1. september 2014)

Skipsmodelltanken er blitt 75 år 1. september 2014, og dette markeres stort på marinteknisk senter.

Jubileumskonferansen fant sted 28. august på Telenorbygget på Tyholt. Rundt 105 gjester fra industri og marintekniske fagmiljøer i hele verden deltok, bl.a. fra Japan, Kina, Canada og Australia.

I tillegg ble det gjesteomvisning i laboratoriene og i museet til skipsmodelltanken på marinteknisk senter. På kvelden var det konsert i Nidarosdomen og middag på Skybar Clarion for inviterte gjester.

1. september var det lunsj til alle ansatte på marinteknisk senter.

Se illustrasjonsvideo fra MARINTEK i anledning jubileet.

Les den ene og den andre artikkel i Teknisk Ukeblad.

illustrasjonsbildeFoto (Marintek): Instituttleder Harald Ellingsen (venstre) og Marinteks administrerende direktør Oddvar I. Eide (høyre) på jubileumskonferansen. Begge gleder seg over kontinuerlig samarbeid mellom de to institusjonene i skipsmodelltanken. (28. august 2014)

Collaboration agreement signed with the University of Tasmania

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Photo: Neil Bose (sitting left), Principal of the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania, and Ingvald Strømmen (sitting right), Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology at NTNU, are signing the Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, with professors of the Department of Marine Technology at NTNU as happy witnesses. Back row from the left: professors Stein Ove Erikstad, Sören Ehlers, Sverre Steen and Harald Ellingsen. (29 August, 2014)

Collaboration agreement signed with the University of Tasmania

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Photo: Neil Bose (sitting left), Principal of the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania, and Ingvald Strømmen (sitting right), Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology at NTNU, are signing the Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, with professors of the Department of Marine Technology at NTNU as happy witnesses. Back row from the left: professors Stein Ove Erikstad, Sören Ehlers, Sverre Steen and Harald Ellingsen. (29 August, 2014)

On 29 August at the Marine Technology Centre, Ingvald Strømmen, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology at NTNU, and Neil Bose, Principal of the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania, signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities.

The Memorandum of Understanding states that the two parties will seek to promote:

  1. Mobility of graduate and/or undergraduate students
  2. Mobility of faculty and/or staff
  3. Joint research activities and publications
  4. Participation in seminars and academic meetings
  5. Exchange of academic materials and academic publications
  6. Special short-term academic programs

The Department of Marine Technology are looking forward to a mutually beneficial collaboration.

Torbjørn Digernes tildelt St. Olavs orden av 1. klasse

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Foto (NTNU kommunikasjonsavdeling): Professor Torbjørn Digernes er blitt utnevnt av den norske kongen til Ridder 1. klasse av Den Kongelige Norske St. Olavs Orden. (26. august 2014)

Torbjørn Digernes tildelt St. Olavs orden av 1. klasse

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Foto (NTNU kommunikasjonsavdeling): Professor Torbjørn Digernes er blitt utnevnt av den norske kongen til Ridder 1. klasse av Den Kongelige Norske St. Olavs Orden. (26. august 2014)

26. august 2014 har den norske kongen utnevnt professor Torbjørn Digernes til Ridder 1. klasse av Den Kongelige Norske St. Olavs Orden. Fylkesmann Jørn Krog overrakk utmerkelsen på Lerkendal Gård. Mange nøkkelpersoner fra det marintekniske miljøet på NTNU var til stede.

Digernes har vært professor i marin teknikk på NTNU, dekan på fakultet for ingeniørvitenskap og teknologi og rektor på NTNU. Nå er han ansatt som professor II ved institutt for marin teknikk.

Adresseavisen kommenterte henvendelsen, og Møre-Nytt skrev en notat.

The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs visits the Marine Technology Centre

illustrasjonsbildePhoto (Marintek): The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird (in the middle) visiting the laboratories of the Marine Technology Centre. (23 August, 2014)

The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs visits the Marine Technology Centre

illustrasjonsbildePhoto (Marintek): The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird (in the middle) visiting the laboratories of the Marine Technology Centre. (23 August, 2014)

On 23 August, 2014, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird visited the Marine Technology Centre. He and his delegation were welcomed by the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and his people.

The topic of the meeting was future collaboration between Sør-Trøndelag and Canada within the field of marine technology.

The Canadian delegation listened and talked to leaders from Sintef, Marintek and the Department of Marine Technology at NTNU. Moreover, they were given a round tour of the extensive laboratories of Marintek and NTNU.

Drones helping fisheries

illustrative picturePhoto (Fiskeribladet Fiskaren): Prof. Asgeir J. Sørensen in the lab. (20 August 2014)

Drones helping fisheries

illustrative picturePhoto (Fiskeribladet Fiskaren): Prof. Asgeir J. Sørensen in the lab. (20 August 2014)

Read the article in Fiskeribladet Fiskaren (in Norwegian) with Prof. Asgeir J. Sørensen.

Besøk av vietnamesisk viseminister for fiskeri og havbruk på MTS

En delegasjon fra Vietnam ledet av viseminister for fiskeri og havbruk, Vu Van Tam, besøkte 20. august 2014 institutt for marin teknikk og marinteknisk senter. Det ble undertegnet...

Besøk av vietnamesisk viseminister for fiskeri og havbruk på MTS

En delegasjon fra Vietnam ledet av viseminister for fiskeri og havbruk, Vu Van Tam, besøkte 20. august 2014 institutt for marin teknikk og marinteknisk senter. Det ble undertegnet intensjonsavtaler om samarbeid.

Mer informasjon på the Voice of Vietnam.

Fiskeriminister fra Brasil besøker marinteknisk senter

Fiskeriminister fra Brasil besøker marinteknisk senter Foto (Marintek): Den brasilianske fiskeriministeren med delegasjon besøker marinteknisk senter og blir tatt imot av...

Fiskeriminister fra Brasil besøker marinteknisk senter

illustrasjonsbildeFoto (Marintek): Den brasilianske fiskeriministeren med delegasjon besøker marinteknisk senter og blir tatt imot av ansatte av institutt for marin teknikk og Marintek. (20. august 2014)

Elastiske roboter kommer

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Foto (Mathias Klingenberg): Slik ser en av NTNUs slangeroboter ut. Denne modellen har hjul over hele kroppen, slik at den uten problemer kan snu seg rundt. (27. juli 2014)

Elastiske roboter kommer

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Foto (Mathias Klingenberg): Slik ser en av NTNUs slangeroboter ut. Denne modellen har hjul over hele kroppen, slik at den uten problemer kan snu seg rundt. (27. juli 2014)

Selv om dagens roboter gjerne er sterkere og raskere enn mennesker, mangler de fortsatt dyrenes og menneskets smidighet.

AMOS nøkkelforsker Prof. Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen, ITK, har i samarbeid med SINTEF IKT over flere år forsket på slangerobotikk. Dette er et sentralt tema i AMOS der et tverrfaglig team med kybernetikere og hydrodynamikere ser på hvordan teknologien også kan tilpasses anvendelser under vann. Bl.a. professorene A.J. Sørensen, O.M. Faltinsen and Marilena Greco er med i teamet.

Les artikkelen på Norges største økonominettsted E24.

Les mer og se videoer om forskningen om slangeroboter på NTNU på forskning.no (datert 14. oktober 2014).

Les artikkelen "Sending snakes to mars" (datert 31. oktober 2014) med forskere fra institutt for teknisk kybernetikk.


10 post-graduates from Iran had their Norwegian residence permits cancelled

Prof. Torgeir Moan shares his experience with the issue on BBC News. Furthermore, the Norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen interviewed the professor on the topic, as well as the environmentalist social network website Care2. (July 27-31, 2014)

10 post-graduates from Iran had their Norwegian residence permits cancelled

Prof. Torgeir Moan shares his experience with the issue on BBC News. Furthermore, the Norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen interviewed the professor on the topic, as well as the environmentalist social network website Care2. (July 27-31, 2014)

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Photo (Svein I. Meland, Adresseavisen): Prof. Torgeir Moan worries for the recruitment of international research talents if Norway implements a tighter visa policy than other countries. (July 28, 2014)


Eksperiment viser: noen ganger er det gamle best!

dueling boatsFoto (Nancy Bazilchuk, NTNU): Resultatene har kommet etter forsøkene i slepetankene på marinteknisk senter- den eldre geitbåten er bedre enn den yngre møringsbåten! (18. juli 2014)

Eksperiment viser: noen ganger er det gamle best!

dueling boatsFoto (Nancy Bazilchuk, NTNU): Resultatene har kommet etter forsøkene i slepetankene på marinteknisk senter- den eldre geitbåten er bedre enn den yngre møringsbåten! (18. juli 2014)

Finn ut hvorfor i artikkel og video på gemini.no.


Chinese PhD graduates establish a foundation to honour two professors of the Dept. of Marine Technology

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Photo (Adresseavisen): Some of the Chinese researchers that established a foundation to honour professors Torgeir Moan and Odd M. Faltinsen. From the left: Chenyu Luan, Ling Wan, Lin Li, Hui Liang, Zhiyu Jiang, Zhen Gao and Naiquan Ye. (12 July 2014)

Chinese PhD graduates establish a foundation to honour two professors of the Dept. of Marine Technology

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Photo (Adresseavisen): Some of the Chinese researchers that established a foundation to honour professors Torgeir Moan and Odd M. Faltinsen. From the left: Chenyu Luan, Ling Wan, Lin Li, Hui Liang, Zhiyu Jiang, Zhen Gao and Naiquan Ye. (12 July 2014)

Chinese PhD graduates establish a foundation to honour their former supervisors and AMOS advisors professors Torgeir Moan and Odd M. Faltinsen on occasion of their 70th birthday.

The newspaper Adresseavisen reports (in Norwegian).

The Department of Marine Technology is celebrating the beginning of summer

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Photo: Staff from the Department of Marine Technology after hiking to the cabin "Estenstadshytta". (June 17, 2014)

The Department of Marine Technology is celebrating the beginning of summer

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Photo: Staff from the Department of Marine Technology after hiking to the cabin "Estenstadshytta". (June 17, 2014)

To celebrate the beginning of summer, the Department of Marine Technology went on a hiking trip to Estenstadhytta, a cabin in the woods in the Trondheim area.

More than 50 people met at Bekken parking lot and walked up the hills to pass a nice afternoon at the cabin with good food and outdoor and indoor games.

Thanks to the organizing committee for planning a fantastic afternoon in good company!


Germany's president Gauck and Norway's crown prince Haakon are visiting the Marine Technology Centre

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Photo (MARINTEK): The German president Joachim Gauck and his partner are enjoying their visit at the ocean basin of the Marine Technology Centre, together with Norway's crown prince Haakon, the CEO of SINTEF Unni Steinsmo, county mayor Tore O. Sandvik and rector of NTNU Gunnar Bovim. (June 13, 2014)

Germany's president Gauck and Norway's crown prince Haakon are visiting the Marine Technology Centre

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Photo (MARINTEK): The German president Joachim Gauck and his partner are enjoying their visit at the ocean basin of the Marine Technology Centre, together with Norway's crown prince Haakon, the CEO of SINTEF Unni Steinsmo, county mayor Tore O. Sandvik and rector of NTNU Gunnar Bovim. (June 13, 2014)

Germany's president Joachim Gauck, his partner Daniela Schadt and Norway's crown prince Haakon visited the Marine Technology Centre on Friday June 13, 2014.

They talked among others with Master students and employees of the Department of Marine Technology. See pictures of the visit.

There was an article in the paper Adresseavisen on June 14 as well as a radio feature.

Read more in NTNU's press release (in Norwegian) as well as on gemini.no (in Norwegian).